Here are some stats you might not know from Green Bay’s win over the Patriots.
1. The Packers are now 6-0 this season in games at Lambeau Field. With remaining home games versus Atlanta and Detroit, the Pack could have their first undefeated home season since 2011. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966) the Packers were unbeaten at home in 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2011.
2. Green Bay held the Patriots to only seven points in the second half. The Packers have now won 31 straight in games when they hold their opponents to seven points or less in the second half in home games. They have won 25 of their last 29 games (all games) when they hold the opposition to seven or fewer points in the second half.
3. With nine wins and four games remaining, the Packers will likely end up with 10 or more wins for the 10th time in a season since 2000. Indianapolis and New England have each had 12 10-win seasons since 2000, tops in the NFL. The Packers are tied with the Eagles for most 10-win seasons since 2000 by NFC teams with nine.
4. Green Bay and New England played the eighth turnover-less game in the NFL this year. It was the Packers first such game this season; the Patriots have now played in two such games.
5. Rookie receiver Davante Adams led the Green Bay receivers with six catches for 121 yards. It was the 10th game in Packers history that a rookie receiver had 100 or more yards receiving in a game and the first since October 29, 2007 when James Jones had three catches for 107 yards. Adams is the eighth rookie receiver to have 100-plus receiving yards in a game (Greg Jennings and Sterling Sharpe did it twice in their rookie campaigns). The other four rookies to have 100 or more yards receiving in a game: Ruvell Martin, Lee Morris, Gerry Ellis and James Lofton.
6. The Pack held the Patriots scoreless in the third quarter. They are 18-2 since 2011 in games where they hold the opponents scoreless in the third quarter.
7. Green Bay had the ball for over 36 (36:35 to be exact) minutes in the game, a 13-minute advantage over the Patriots. Since 2000, the Packers 33-5 when they have a time of possession over 35 minutes (non-overtime games).
8. The Packers had a 23-14 lead at halftime in the game. They have now won 68 of their last 73 games when they hold the lead at halftime at home.
9. Placekicker Mason Crosby had four field goals. Since 1960, Green Bay is 39-1 in games where their kicker has four or more field goals. The only loss was in 1986 when Al Del Greco had four field goals in a 25-12 loss to the Bears.
10. There are seven quarterbacks in NFL history with 300 or more career touchdown passes. Yesterday’s opposing QB, Tom Brady, is one of the seven. Here’s a look at how well (win-loss record) each of these seven QBs has done in games versus the Packers: Peyton Manning, 527 TD passes (1-2 against the Packers); Brett Favre, 508 TD passes (2-2 against the Packers); Dan Marino, 420 TD passes (5-1 against the Packers); Drew Brees, 390 TD passes (3-3 against the Packers); Tom Brady, 387 TD passes (2-2 against the Packers); Fran Tarkenton, 342 TD passes (13-14-1 against the Packers); John Elway, 300 TD passes (2-1-1 against the Packers).
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Following are a few stats you may not have known from Green Bay’s win over Minnesota.
1. The Packers are now 39-13-1 against divisional foes (Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota) in the Mike McCarthy era. They are 14-3 against the Lions, 13-4-1 against the Vikings, and 12-6 against the Bears. The Pack is 21-4-1 against these three teams at home since 2006 and 18-9 on the road. McCarthy is 6-3 on the road against each of the three teams.
2. The Pack scored first in the game for the seventh time this season in 11 games. They are 6-1 in games when they score first in 2014. Since 2006, Green Bay is 59-19-1 (.753 winning percentage) and are 25-4-1 in regular season games (.850 winning percentage) when they score first in the game.
3. Twice yesterday the Packers scored touchdowns from the one yard-line (once on an Eddie Lacy run and on a pass from Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers). In the 14 times when the Packers have had the ball on the one yard-line since the start of last season, the Packers have scored 12 TDs, four by pass and eight by run. Lacy has seven of those TDs.
4. Jordy Nelson has now gained 1,000 or more yards receiving in three different seasons with the Packers. Donald Driver holds the team record with seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons. James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe had five such seasons. Nelson joined Greg Jennings and Antonio Freeman with three 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
5. Rookie tight end Richard Rodgers had his first career TD yesterday. The Packers have now had at least two rookies score TDs in four consecutive seasons. Rookie wide receiver Davante Adams has three scores this year. Green Bay has had at least one rookie score a touchdown in every season since 2004.
6. In the previous two games the Packers had scored 42 and 30 points in the first half. Yesterday they held a 14-10 lead over Minnesota. It was the fourth game this year where the Packers had 14 or fewer points at half (they are now 2-2 in those games). In 17 games since 2013 where the Packers have had 14 or fewer points at halftime, their record is 7-9-1.
7. Eddie Lacy gained 125 yards rushing on 25 carries in the contest. It was Lacy’s third career game where he had 25 or more carries (the Pack is 2-0-1 in those games). In the 70 games since 1966 where the Packers had a running back with 25 or more carries, the team is 56-12-2 (.814 winning percentage). In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), Ahman Green leads the franchise with 15 games where he had 25-plus carries.
8. Aaron Rodgers had a pair of TD passes and reached 30 TD passes in a season for the fourth time in his career. Brett Favre holds the team record with the most 30-plus TD seasons with eight. The only other Packers QB with 30 or more TD passes in a season was Lynn Dickey. Since 2008, when Rodgers became the Packers starting QB, Drew Brees has the most 30-plus TD seasons in the league with six. Peyton Manning has had five.
9. The Packers had less than 25 points in a game for only the fourth time this season (it was their first win this season with fewer than 25 points in a game). They are 8-0 this year in games where they score 24 or more points. Since McCarthy took over the coaching chores, the Packers are 23-34 (.404 winning percentage) in games where they score fewer than 25 points.
10. Rodgers had less than 210 yards passing for only the 21st time in 107 career starts (regular season and playoffs). The Packers are 14-7 in games where Rodgers has less than 210 yards passing in a game.
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